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Should all the clubs in your bag have the same shaft flex?

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2005-05-08 01:50:53
2005-05-08 01:50:53

No. Mike Weir uses S300 in his 3,4,5 irons and X-100 in his 6-PW. This gives him less flex/distance but more accuracy in his shorter irons. Having different flex shafts in your bag is common. The most popular deviation is to go one grade stiffer with your driver. After all, most golfers swing harder/faster with their driver because they are hitting a ball that is teed up and not lying on the grass. Some golfers play more flexible shafts in their long irons as well. It helps them get the ball up in the air. One note, if you are having problems getting your long irons airborn, then you may want to go down in flex on your irons in general. It is easier to adapt to more flexible shafts by controlling your swing speed than to adapt to stiffer shafts by trying to increase your swing speed. Remember, one can be taught technique and control, but speed is a natural phenomenon and can't be taught. Mike

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yeah it should. Other wise the feeling of both will feel different and most likely you will be hitting every where. Doesnt have to be the same shaft just use same flex.

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